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What Laser Color Do You Like?

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland have developed a microchip technology that can convert

NIST Scientists Get Soft on 3D Printing

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method of 3D-printing gels and other soft materials. Published in

Making the DNA Melt Curve More Accurate

DNA is not only the blueprint of life; it has become the backbone for making tiny structures that can be inserted into the human body to diagnose and treat

Universe in the Balance

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a way to link measurements made by a device integral to microchip

Entangling Photons of Different Colors

Some of the most advanced communication systems now under development rely on the properties of quantum science to store and transport information. However

A New Way to Measure Nearly Nothing

Many semiconductor fabricators and research labs are under increasing pressure from, of all things, vacuum. These facilities need to remove greater amounts of

The Shape in Water

Tinkering with a method they helped develop over the last few years, scientists have for the first time used it to measure at the nanometer scale the

Doing the Nano-Shimmy

Imagine a single particle, only one-tenth the diameter of a bacterium, whose miniscule jiggles induce sustained vibrations in an entire mechanical device some

NIST Boulder Microfab Lab Goes 'Nano'

The world-class clean room in the NIST Boulder Microfabrication Facility (BMF) has just gotten a bit more crowded – in a good way. Staff members have recently

Even Better than DNA Origami

DNA is the stuff of life, but it is also the stuff of nanotechnology. Because molecules of DNA with complementary chemical structures recognize and bind to one